Romito, Dee. The BFF Bucket List
May 3rd 2016 by Aladdin
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline
Skylar and Ella have a great summer planned, and lots of things to do, but Skylar is starting to hang out with different people and finds Ella and her list of things to do increasingly juvenile. The girls try to taste all of the ice cream flavors at a local parlor, host a fancy dinner party, and do some fun and crazy things-- but Skylar thinks that they are juvenile, and soon the friends come to an impasse. Like so many middle school friendships, individuals change, and then the friendship changes. Can Skylar and Ella salvage anything from their friendship?
Strengths: Pitch perfect description of a changing middle school friendship, and has the added bonus of a "bucket list", which is often an assignment for our 7th graders. The Aladdin books are always popular, and this one was particularly good.
Weaknesses: A little light and fluffy, not that I think that's a bad thing.
What I really think: Definitely purchasing. The cover alone will make readers pick it up.
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